Stories for children
New book out now! Red Dragon’s Golden Egg.
In which a baby dragon is lost and found again, and two bad birds turn good.
The Animals’ Picnic
Enchanting stories for children
A colourful picture book of rhyming bedtime stories for children about ten animal friends. Mouse falls into a hole and needs rescuing, Duck isn’t well and needs help, Monkey gets lost in the fog, Tortoise meets an extremely greedy boar, Beaver wants to fly, Hare turns white, and they all go visiting each other to find the best place to play.
Look inside Troll Stories for children – a collection of all five Troll Books
Stories for children
– about a granny called Besti, a fluffy dog and seven colourful trolls. Also including an unhappy red dragon, a rainbow coloured duck, two very bad birds, Besti’s grandchildren and a family of magical creatures called manycorns. With large print and colourful pictures, these are amusing stories for children of about three to eight years old, and their grannies.
You can see pictures, read extracts, and buy the books by clicking on the pictures below.
Where is Blue Troll’s berry picker and why is Red Dragon stuck up a tree? Blue Troll’s brilliant idea leads to an answer no one could have guessed.
What has happened to Rainbow Duck? Her nest is torn and broken and she is nowhere to be seen. Her friends the trolls set out to find her.
Orange Troll used to climb trees all the time, but something frightened her so much that now she no longer dares. Find out what it was that frightened her, and how Besti helps her get over her fright in this book.
Indigo Troll is usually only awake at night, so waking him up during the day is difficult. The way in which he is finally woken will appeal to all small children!
In which Blue Troll gets into a panic but then manages to calm down enough to find help for a manycorn with a very sore foot.
These stories for children first arose when Besti and her dog Lula, who like going for walks in the woods, came upon a deep dark pool surrounded by trees. “Just the place to find a troll,” thought Besti and she took a picture. A few days later she saw a bush, which, as she watched, slowly turned into a troll. Besti took another picture. Trolls, as you know, come in many shapes and sizes, from scary ones with tails and enormous noses, to sweet little ones with coloured hair. But what you may not know, is that they were originally trees and bushes, and that is what the trolls in these stories most resemble. They were, indeed, disguised as trees and bushes when Besti first found them, and they only revealed themselves as trolls when it became clear to them that Besti could see them anyway.
After that, more trolls, and other unusual creatures kept popping up all over the place, and they started to turn into stories for children in Besti’s head. The stories insisted on being written down, and Besti, cautiously, did so, and read them to her grandchildren. Her grandchildren rather liked the stories, so Besti wondered how she could turn them into books. She was out googling one day, and lo and behold, she came upon a place called CreateSpace (now KDP), which did the whole thing for her, and not only that, but sold the books on Amazon too. So to Besti’s surprise, she has turned into an indie author and there are five little stories for children available.
If you want to see how everybody emerged from out of the trees and bushes, have a look at Pictures of the Trolls.